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Guard duty

August 24, 2007

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To the editor:

There seems to be very little oversight of lifeguards at the outdoor aquatic center, particularly with regard to enforcement of the rule that patrons should not distract lifeguards while they are on duty.

From my vantage point, it appears that pool patrons can splash cups of water on lifeguards repeatedly, take their seats, talk with them nonstop and otherwise distract them from their duties in and around the diving well without any repercussions to the patron or the lifeguard, and without any intervention from higher-ups. The parks and recreation department staff, while professing to be concerned about this problem, did nothing to correct it as this year's pool season passed, despite repeated complaints. Here's to more attentive lifeguards, responsible parks and recreation leadership, and no dangerous wake-up calls in summer 2008!

Eric Weslander,

Lawrence

Comments

just_thinking 6 years, 7 months ago

ERIC I STRONGLY AGREE WITH YOU ON THIS MATTER. MOST OF THE TIME THE LIFEGUARDS (SOME MEN - MAINLY WOMEN) SET AROUNDAND GOOF OFF AND DON'T DO THEIR JOBS CORRECTLY. IV'E NOTICED THIS TO OFTEN AND SO HAS MY WIFE. ONE DAY WE WENT TO PICK UP MY WIFES NIECE AND THE DINGY BLONDE WOMAN LIFEGUARD WHAT WAS SHE DOING? YEP YOU GUESSED IT SHE WAS NOT PAYING ATTETNTION TO THE POOL OR THE PEOPLE. INSTEAD SHE WAS OVER BY THE FENCE YEP TALIKING TO ONE OF HER COLLEGE GIRL FRIENDS ABOUT WHAT TO DO THIS EVENING , ABOUT GUYS , E.T.C.. I THINK THAT IF THEY WANT TO BE LIFEGUARDS THEN THEY SHOULD DO THEIR FREAKING JOBS INSTEAD OF CHIT CHATTING WITH THEIR FRIENDS , OR YIK YAKKING ON THEIR CELL PHONES. ERIC I VERY STRONGLY AGREE WITH YOU THAT THE POOL SHOULD SCREEN THEIR EMPLOYEES AND THAT THEIR EMPLOYEES SHOULD NOT BE ALOUD TO TAKE IN THEIR CELLUAR PHONES WITH THEM . THEY SHOULD CHECK THEM IN AT THE DESK . AND FOR THIER FRIENDS THEY SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED TO YAK (WHILE NOT PAYING ATTENTION TO THE PEOPLE). MY WIFE TOLD THE POOL STAFF THAT IF HER NIECE WERE TO DROWN BECAUSE barbie WANTS TO TALK TO KEN THEN THEY WOULD GET A LAWSUIT AND BE SUED FOR NEGLEGENCE.

THANK YOU ERIC.;.......

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